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    Valkyrie at Dealey Plaza - By Bill Kelly


    The new movie Valkyrie takes its name from the code word for the Nazi generals plot to assassinate Hitler, which resulted in the July 20, 1944 bombing at the Wolf's Lair bunker.(1)

    In an article I wrote some years ago I detail how some of those individuals involved in this plot to kill Hitler were also entwined with the events at Dealey Plaza. [July 20, 1944 - November 22, 1963](2)

    What happened at Dealey Plaza was either the work of a lone, deranged madman or a carefully designed and succesfully conducted conspiracy. If a conspiracy, one of my hypothesis is that it was done by those who had done it before and have done it since, serial political assassins. While first instincts took me directly to Guatemala and Cuba, all providing not only scenarios but veterans who are bit players in the Dealey Plaza drama, the July 20, 1944 attempt on Hitler stands out uniquely.

    It was Volkmar Schmidt who first mentioned to me in an interview [See: Volkmar Schmidt Interview](3), that he brought up the subject of the Hitler assassination plot with the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, at a private party one evening in February of 1963.

    Kelly: You mentioned General Walker when you talked with Oswald?

    Schmidt: Yes, Professor Kuetemeyer told me you know, to deal with people like this who are disturbed, you have to use empathy, be slightly over zealous yourself to like up with them and that total insanity, towards reality. When I heard how hateful he was towards Kennedy and Cuba, which was kind of irrational, I tried to say "hey, there’s something much more real to be concerned about," because I don’t know about Castro, but I know about this Walker, he’s kind of a Nazi, yea? Not so bad as those Nazis in Germany, but I had specifically mentioned to Lee Harvey Oswald, that Walker had given a speech to the students at the Mississippi campus and those guys went off and killed a couple of journalists....

    K: So do you think your conversation with Oswald about Walker may have instigated him to take a pot shot at him?

    S: Yes, he did, and naturally it was a terrible responsibility, and for years when I drove past the underpass I literally had to cry because, you know. But I exonerate myself completely because I had the best intent, embarrassed Kennedy, and I certainly didn’t tell him to take a pot shot at him...I may have triggered it. Actually, a few days after I talked with him, he bought his weapons.

    As for Volkmar Schmidt's association with those in the plot to kill Hitler, Schmidt mentions Professor Kuetemeyer, who "...was certainly, and many of his friends were in the circle of those who tried to kill Hitler, Stauffenberg, and several of his close friends were executed, and one of the sons of his friends, lived at his house and became and is still a very close friend of mine. Fritz from Holland...Fritz first name Frederick, Von - the symbol of nobility, Von Halen. He was actually arrested before the plot came out. He knew about the plot and was tortured to death. And another gentleman who was involved was Von Trott, a friend of Kuetemeyer." (4)

    Also heavilly involved in Valkyrie was one Dr. Hans Bernd Gisevius. A Gestapo officer assigned to Switzerland, Gisevius tried to get Allen Dulles, the OSS chief of Bern, to eleminate Hitler, broker a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies, and fight the Russians together. This plot evolved into the July 20th bomb explosion at the Fuhrer’s “Wolfschanze” bunker headquarters near Rastenburg, Germany. (5)

    Col. Claus Schenk Grav von Stauffenberg planted a briefcase bomb under the map table next to Hitler, left the bunker, witnessed the explosion and the flew back to Berlin where he met with Gisevius. Together they drew up press releases to counter Goebel’s propaganda, but when it became clear that the bomb failed to kill Hitler (the heavy wooden table leg saved his life), those responsible were rounded up and executed. Many hundreds, some say thousands were eventually implicated, but somehow, Gisevius went underground and eventually escaped using false identification provided to him by Allen Dulles, though his personal assistant Mary Bancroft. (6)

    Mary Bancroft, the stepdaughter of the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, was also Dulles’ mistress at the time, and served as a intermediary between Dulles and Gisevius. As related in her own Autobiography of a Spy Mary Bancroft was a close personal friend of Michael Paine’s mother Ruth Forbes Paine Young. Their close friendship dated from the 1920s when Ruth Forbes Paine was married to New York architect Lyman Paine, one of the founders of the Trotyskite movment in the U.S. and father of Michael Paine. Bancroft and Ruth Forbes Paine traveled extensively overseas and were together on board an ocean liner when Bancroft met her future husband, a Zurich businessman. Once set up in Switzerland, she hooked up with Dulles.(7)

    And once set up in Texas, back from the USSR, Oswald met Volkmar Schmidt and Ruth Hyde Paine at the same party. Schmidt would give Oswald a history lesson, applying the Hitler assassination analogy to General Walker, and Ruth Paine would become Oswald's benefactor.

    Just think, Schmidt asked Oswald, how history would have changed if Hitler had been assassinated?

    VALKYRIE - The Movie

    Now with the Hollywood version of the conspiracy up on the big screen and a certifiable superstar playing the romantic hero Von Stauffenberg, in what's reputed to be a historically faithful script, there's suddenly new interest in this once obscure, failed assassination attempt, and how it's changed history.

    July 20, 1944 just doesn't ring as true as December 7th or September 11th, but that was the date Hitler was suppose to die, and because he didn't the world has never been the same. Just think how things would be as equally different today if John F. Kennedy slouched down on his wife's lap instead of taking a bullet to the head, and got out of Dealey Plaza alive? How many people would have been implicated in the conspiracy?

    Well, after July 20, 1944, hundreds if not thousands of Germany's elte, often nobel class, including Gen. Rommel, were implicated in the conspiracy, and in some cases, their entire families executed. It is telling that both Wolf's Lair and Dealey Plaza operations were not only political assassinations, but coup d'etats designed to take over the administrative powers of government and change policy, with one being successful and the other not.

    While the movie does not appear to be a box office sensation, it is in the popular mainstream, and has garnered favorable reviews, including one by Kurt Loder at MTV News, and the other, by Phil Villarreal.

    Loder incorrectly asserts that the Day of the Jackel is fictional, as there really is Carlos the Jackel and there were covert attempts to assassinate DeGaul by the OAS over Algeria. (8)

    In his review of the movie, Phil Villarreal notes that "There is a certain satisfaction in watching the plot come together. Amazingly it was actually Hitler who signed off on his own potential death warrent by authorizing changes in a contingency plan that set reserve troops into action to suppress a government takeover. Von Stauffenberg and his confederates wanted to use the troops to stifle the SS after Hitler's death." (9)

    Indeed. Besides the characters involved in both Valkyrie and Dealey Plaza, an attribute of the Valkarie plot adapted into the Dealy Plaza plot was a Northwoods false flag variation to blame the assassination on the opposition (the SS and Castro), and having the intended victim actually administratively approve the operation.

    They convinced Hitler to alter the contingency plan in a national emeregency, what we now know as the Continunity of Government (COG) to allow for the change in leadership in the event of Hitler's assassination, thus getting him to sign his own death warrent, which he escaped.

    Kennedy wasn't as lucky once he was convinced to approve certain (maritime) covert actions against Cuba that were originally congingency plans, and evidently used against him at Dealey Plaza. These specific operations were administratively approved by JFK, but also personally exposed to RFK as the director of the Cuban operations, so he was effectively blackballed from responding to his brother's assassination. (10) [See: JFK Assassination - The Administrative Details ]

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schewiker once said that "there are fingerprints of intelligence" all over the assassination of President Kennedy, and some of those fingerprints are found in other, similar operations. Valkyrie had only been a decade prior to Dealey Plaza, so its quite understandable how the same players could be involved in both, but it also fits nicely into the historicial glove.

    Both Valkyrie and Dealy Plaza included getting the victm to sign off on the operations used, and a false flag, Northwoods angle to blame the assassination on the opposition, the SS in Hitler's case, and Castro by framing Oswald as the assassin.

    That these facits were built into the Dealey Plaza operation show how complicated it really was, and their similarities give us clues to who was behind it, and shows how it is still effecting us today. Now we have to deal with the contemporary continuation of the same psychological warfare oprations, like those posed by Brothers In Arms and Legacy of Secrecy, both new books about the assassination that mention the Valkarie plot.

    In her (January 6, 2008 column) Liz Smith gave Lamar Waldron's Legacy of Secrecy a thumbs up write up, in which she wrote, "YOU MAY WONDER why the FBI and CIA withheld information from the committee. By the time of JFK's murder, dozens of (Carlos)Marcello associates had infiltrated a CIA operation code-named AMWORLD, a project started by JFK himself. Writer Waldron revealed this back in 2005. This was the CIA's top-secret plan to cooperate with Cuba's army commander, Juan Almeida, to stage a coup against Fidel Castro on Dec. 1, 1963. That was 10 days after JFK's trip to Dallas. (The CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff even referred to the World War II plot to kill Hitler as their role model for getting rid of Castro. You can see that story told by Tom Cruise in the new movie 'Valkyrie.')" (11)

    Now I'm looking for that reference in Legacy of Secrecy, but it jumped right out at me when I was reading Brothers In Arms.

    Knowing there was something going on between Valykrie and Dealey Plaza, I was still taken aback when I read the following passage in Gus Russo's new book Brothers In Arms.

    "...But the (Cubala/AM/LASH) plot hurtled forward in hopes of success before the 1964 elections in the U.S. Joseph Califano, of the Pentagon's Cuban Coordinating Committee, was being pressed by Des FitzGerald for all the Defense Department intel he could get on the key Cuban military officers, scoping for a 'mole' within the regime. 52 FitzGerald was about to brief the Joint Chiefs and, although Califano was excluded from the meeting on September 25, Des and the Agency were, according to memos later released, studying how German generals had plotted to kill Hitler, in order to develop a way to organize high-ranking Cuban officers to kill Castro. 53.
    (12)

    Russo Notes: #52. Califano. p. 124. #53. Califano citing: JCS Memo for the Record, Walter Higgins, "Brifing by Mr. Desmond FitzGerald on CIA Cuban Operations and Planning," JFK Collection, JCS Papers, J-3, #29, 202-10001-10028, NARA, which Rex Bradford over at the Mary Ferrell Archives has conviently posted on line.

    The memo, written by a Col. Higgins, deputy to the late Gen. Krulak,concerned a(Sept. 25, 1963) briefing on Cuban operations given to the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Desmond Fitzgerald. "He commented that there was nothing new in the propaganda field. However, he felt that there had been great success in getting closer to the military personnel who might break with Castro, and stated that there were at least ten high-level military personnel who are talking with CIA but as yet are not talking to each other, since that degree of confidence has not yet developed. He considers it as a parallel in history; i.e., the plot to kill Hitler; and this plot is being studied in detail to develop an approach." (13)

    In the assassination of President Kennedy we find that covert anti-Castro Cuban operations, approved by JFK, and intentionally exposed to RFK, were utilized in the assassination of President Kennedy, thus blackballing RFK from retaliation after the death of JFK.

    Looking closely at the specific CIA authorized attacks against Castro that were connected directly to what happened at Dealey Plaza I came up with the June, 1963 Bayo-Pawly raid and the Halloween night attack by the raider mother ship Rex.

    [See: JFK Assassinaiton - The Administrative Details ] http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/in...showtopic=5762

    On April Fool's Day, April 1, 1963, those responsible for covert operations against Cuba, the Cuban Coordinating Committee, suggested a number of specific plans to be directed against Castro, some of which were later approved by the President. Some of these specific operations approved by the President, which involved maritime attacks against Cuba from Florida (Bayo/Pawley-Operation Red Cross/the Rex), included agents and operatives who later became entwined in the events of that took place in Dallas.

    Lamar Waldron argues that the Mafia dons redirected the plan for a coup in Cuba to kill JFK, while Gus Russo contends that Oswald acted on behalf of Cubans who retaliated in response to the JFK/RFK plots to kill Castro.

    There most certainly was a plot to kill Castro, one that utilized Valkyrie attributes, which was turned and utilized at Dealey Plaza, but it is more likely that those responsible for redirecting the target were those who were planning the operation, not the Mafia or Cubans.

    I think the origin of the Dealey Plaza operation can be traced back to the same offices where the Valkyrie Plan was developed for use against Castro, and those CIA/DIA officers were responsible.


    (1) Valkyrie the movie. [http://valkyrie-trailer.blogspot.com/]

    (2) July 20, 1944-November 22, 1963 [See below]

    (3) January, 1995 telepone interview. [http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2...nterview.html]

    (4) According to Schmidt, Keutemeyer was also associated with Herr Von Halen and Dr. Adam von Trott zu Solz, both of whom were captured, tortured and executed because of their roles in the failed assassination and coup of July 20, 1944. (For details of their roles Peter Hoffman’s the History of German Resistance, 1933-1944, MIT Press, 1977).

    (5) Autobiography of a Spy (William Morrow, 1983), Mary Bancroft

    (6) She also helped Gisevius translate his history of the Third Rich, later published as “Bis zum bittern Ende.” (two volumes, Fretz & Wasmuth, Zurich, 1946, 1954; To the Bitter End,” Richard and Clara Winston, Jonathan Cape, London, 1948; Rutten & Loening, Hamburg, (1964).

    (7) Autobiography of a Spy, Bancroft.

    (8)Kurt Loder Review of Vaklyrie movie [http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/artic...6/story.jhtml]

    (9)Phil Villarreal review of Valkyrie [http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/39380]

    (10)See: JFK Coup - The Administrative Details (See below)
    [http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/in...showtopic=5762 ]

    (11) [http://www.nypost.com/seven/01062009.....htm?&page=0]

    (12) Gus Russo, Stephen Molton, Brothers In Arms - The Kennedys, The Castros, and the Politics of Murder, p. 294 (Bloomsbury, 2008)

    (13)Higgins memo on FitzGerald briefing [http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...6&relPageId=5]

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Kelly View Post
    ...Valkyrie at Dealey Plaza - By Bill Kelly
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    I guess I'm unconvinced.

    Among the nits I would pick:

    -I would think that any group of conspirators planning an assassination would learn from earlier assassination attempts, successful and unsuccessful. For example, de Gaulle escaped at least one attempt because he had a skilled driver who sped up to elude the shooters. I think it's likely that the planners in Dealey Plaza took that into account and it's not a coincidence that SS agent/limo driver Greer obligingly slowed (or stopped) the limo until the deed was done. That doesn't necessarily prove that the planners of the de Gaulle and JFK assassinations where therefore the same... although there probably was some overlap.

    -I don't believe that President Kennedy approved the Bayo/Pawley mission. In fact I'm under the impression that it was planned without his knowledge in order to, if successful, embarrass him.

    -Lamar Waldron seems like he has consistently served up propaganda of the "mob dunnit" flavor. So I don't see his work as a persuasive building block for theories.

    Just a few observations. FWIW.

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    I have to say that when I recently watched the Valkyrie film, I was (perhaps irrationally) struck by the possibility that a similar military operation was behind JFK -- hence my couple of posts about the 1/3 of a division in the air at the time of JFK.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

  4. Default Valkyrie at Dealey Plaza - By Bill Kelly

    In her (January 6, 2008 column) Liz Smith gave Lamar Waldron's Legacy of Secrecy a thumbs up write up, in which she wrote, "YOU MAY WONDER why the FBI and CIA withheld information from the committee. By the time of JFK's murder, dozens of (Carlos) Marcello associates had infiltrated a CIA operation code-named AMWORLD, a project started by JFK himself. Writer Waldron revealed this back in 2005. This was the CIA's top-secret plan to cooperate with Cuba's army commander, Juan Almeida, to stage a coup against Fidel Castro on Dec. 1, 1963. That was 10 days after JFK's trip to Dallas. (The CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff even referred to the World War II plot to kill Hitler as their role model for getting rid of Castro. You can see that story told by Tom Cruise in the new movie 'Valkyrie.')" (11)

    Now I'm looking for that reference in Legacy of Secrecy, but it jumped right out at me when I was reading Brothers In Arms. Knowing there was something going on between Valykrie and Dealey Plaza, I was still taken aback when I read the following passage in Gus Russo's new book Brothers In Arms.

    ...But the (Cubala/AM/LASH) plot hurtled forward in hopes of success before the 1964 elections in the U.S. Joseph Califano, of the Pentagon's Cuban Coordinating Committee, was being pressed by Des FitzGerald for all the Defense Department intel he could get on the key Cuban military officers, scoping for a 'mole' within the regime. 52
    FitzGerald was about to brief the Joint Chiefs and, although Califano was excluded from the meeting on September 25, Des and the Agency were, according to memos later released, studying how German generals had plotted to kill Hitler, in order to develop a way to organize high-ranking Cuban officers to kill Castro. 53. (12)
    Russo Notes: #52. Califano. p. 124. #53. Califano citing: JCS Memo for the Record, Walter Higgins, "Briefing by Mr. Desmond FitzGerald on CIA Cuban Operations and Planning," JFK Collection, JCS Papers, J-3, #29, 202-10001-10028, NARA, which Rex Bradford over at the Mary Ferrell Archives has conveniently posted on line.
    http://www.buzzflash.com/contributor.../con05463.html
    Seventeen years ago, Thom Hartmann and I began writing a book about the battles of President Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, against the Mafia and Fidel Castro. Drawing on new information and exclusive interviews with those who worked with the Kennedys, in addition to thousands of recently declassified files, we discovered that John and Robert Kennedy had devised and were executing a secret plan to overthrow Fidel Castro on December 1, 1963.

    “The Plan for a Coup in Cuba” (as it was titled in a memo for the Joint Chiefs of Staff) would include a “palace coup” to eliminate Castro, allowing a new Cuban “Provisional Government” to step into the power vacuum, and would be supported by a “full-scale invasion” of Cuba by the US military, if necessary.[1] The “Plan for a Coup in Cuba” was fully authorized by JFK and personally run by Robert Kennedy....
    Robert Kennedy put the invasion under the control of the Defense Department because of the CIA’s handling of 1961’s Bay of Pigs disaster. The “Plan for a Coup in Cuba,” as written by JFK’s Secretary of the Army Cyrus Vance with the help of the State Department and the CIA, called for the coup leader to “neutralize” Cuban leader “Fidel Castro and . . . [his brother] Raul” in a “palace coup.” Then, the coup leader would “declare martial law” and “proclaim a Provisional Government” that would include previously “selected Cuban exile leaders” who would enter from their bases in Latin America.[6] Then, at the invitation of the new government, after “publicly announcing US intent to support the Provisional Government, the US would initiate overt logistical and air support to the insurgents” including destroying “those air defenses which might endanger the air movement of US troops into the area.” After the “initial air attacks” would come “the rapid, incremental introduction of balanced forces, to include full-scale invasion” if necessary. The first US military forces into Cuba would be a multiracial group of “US military-trained free Cubans,” all veterans of the Bay of Pigs.[7] Upon presidential authorization, the US would “recognize [the] Provisional Government . . . warn [the] Soviets not to intervene” and “assist the Provisional Government in preparing for . . . free elections.”[8]

    ...It was not until 2004 that Joseph Califano, assistant to Secretary of the Army Cyrus Vance in 1963, briefly hinted at the sensitive operation that Robert Kennedy had managed and had withheld from the Warren Commission. Califano wrote: “No one on the Warren Commission . . . talked to me or (so far as I know) anyone else involved in the covert attacks on Castro. . . . The Commission was not informed of any of the efforts of Desmond FitzGerald, the CIA and Robert Kennedy to eliminate Castro and stage a coup” in the fall of 1963.[36]

    1. Army copy of Department of State document, 1963, Record Number 198-10004-10072, Califano Papers, Declassified 7-24- 97. CIA memo, AMWORLD 11-22-63, #84804, declassified 1993.
    6. Army document, Summary of plan dated 9-26-63, Califano Papers, Record Number 198-10004-10001, declassified 10-7-97.
    7. Army copy of Department of State document, 1963, Record Number 198-10004-10072, Califano Papers, Declassified 7-24-97.
    8. Army document, Summary of plan dated 9-26-63, Califano Papers, Record Number 198-10004-10001, declassified 10-7-97.
    36. Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Inside: A Public and Private Life (New York: Public Affairs, 2004), p. 125.
    http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/inde...mate_Sacrifice
    CIA's AMWORLD operation is not clearly defined by the documents, except to the extent that it definitely involved Manuel Artime and was related to the movement of his operation to Nicaragua in 1963. However, tantalizing information in reports about Cuban exiles includes talk of a "PLAN JUDAS," the December 1 date in at least one instance, and other supportive details. Ultimately, evidence for the existence of such a coup plan relies mainly on the interviews conducted by the authors.

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...do?docId=10154
    This CIA dispatch to the Mexico City station chief (Win Scott) confirms arrangements to have AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime) arrive and be put up in a safe house, as discussed with Michael C. CHOADIN (David Phillips). From there would be effected a "dry-run, designed to test AMBIDDY-1's capability to enter and exit Mexico securely, i.e., without coming to the special attention of the Mexico authorities." The dispatch is tagged with an AMWORLD designation.

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...sPageId=794036
    Very tight security as though they suspected something...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062102434.html
    CIA to Air Decades of Its Dirty Laundry
    Assassination Attempts Among Abuses Detailed
    By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Friday, June 22, 2007; Page A01
    ..."I never knew about it at the time, although it was a full 24 hours a day with teams of people following me, looking for my sources," Getler said. He said he went to see Colby afterward, with Washington lawyer Joseph Califano. Getler recalled, "Colby said it happened under Helms and apologized and said it wouldn't happen again."

    Califano was General Counsel to the Secretary of the Army in 1963.
    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...sPageId=223382

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...25&relPageId=2

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...sPageId=326460

    http://www.ctka.net/pr199-russo.html
    ...I encountered Russo in person a couple of times at the end of 1992 and the beginning of 1993. I attended the ‘92 ASK Conference in Dallas where I exchanged some materials with him and at which he did an ad hoc talk with John Newman. I did not actually attend that dual presentation but I heard that Russo’s part centered on some aspects of military intelligence dealing with the assassination. Specifically it concerned Air Force Colonel Delk Simpson, an acquaintance of both LBJ military aide Howard Burris and CIA officer David Atlee Phillips, about whom some significant questions had been raised. And since he was coupled with Newman, I assumed that Russo was investigating the possibility of some form of foreknowledge of the assassination in some high military circles. My other encounter with Russo in this time period was even more direct. Toward the end of 1992, I had reason to visit Washington to see a research associate and examine a new CIA database of documents that was probably the best index of assassination-related materials available at the time. We decided to call up Russo and we arranged to spend a Saturday night at his home....He had secured a letter written by Jim Garrison to Jonathan Blackmer of the House Select Committee on Assassinations that examined the significance of two seemingly obscure suspects in his investigation, Fred Lee Crisman and Thomas Beckham. Russo had a letter from Beckham to a major magazine that was extraordinarily interesting. It discussed the young man’s relationship with Jack Martin, the CIA, the Bay of Pigs, a man who fit the description of Guy Banister, and a personal acquaintance of his, "this double agent, Lee Harvey Oswald." (Significantly, none of the above material appears in Russo’s book.)...

    http://utip.gov.utexas.edu/jg/archive/1994/STRIKEF2.pdf
    This is Gen Thomas F. Hickey about whom Howard Burris was reporting back to LBJ for whom he was back channel.

    http://www.protectthetruth.org/josephcalifano.htm
    In April 1961, Mr. Califano became Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. In July 1962, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. On July 1, 1963, he was appointed General Counsel of the Army. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Civil Functions, supervising the Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Program and was a member of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission. In early 1964, Mr. Califano was selected to serve as the principal legal advisor to the United States Delegation to the Investigating Committee of the Organization of American States on the Panama riots of January 1964....Mr. Califano was appointed Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 26, 1965. In this position, Mr. Califano served as LBJ's top domestic aide, developing the President's legislative program as well as helping coordinate economic policies. He also worked on a variety of domestic problems, including labor-management relations, balance of payments, health care, education, environmental and urban issues, and civil rights. He served in this position until January 20, 1969. While in this post, The New York Times called him "The Deputy President for Domestic Affairs." Mr. Califano was a member of the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter from March 1969 until May 1971. He was a member of the Washington law firm of Williams, Connolly & Califano from June 1971 until January 1977....

    http://www.arcent.army.mil/history/c...g_tfhickey.asp
    Hickey was Commanding General, Third U.S. Army, from August 15, 1955 to April 30, 1958.

    http://www.pattonhq.com/textfiles/thirdhst.html
    In September of 1945, General Patton turned over command of the Third Army to an old friend of his, Lieutenant General Lucien K. Truscott....In 1947, the Third Army returned to the United States and occupied the military installation which is today Fort McPherson, located in Georgia. In 1973 the Third Army was inactivated, the official date being 1 October, 1973....
    Third Army Commanders...
    22 Aug 1952 - 31 Jul 1955 LTG Alexander R. Bolling
    1 Aug 1955 - 30 Apr 1958 LTG Thomas F. Hickey

    Gen. Bolling, who was succeeded as Commander of Patton's Army by Gen. Hickey in 1955, was the officer who was instrumental in the careers of Henry Kissinger and Fritz Kraemer:


    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...52C1A9659C8B63
    "Born in Essen [Germany] in 1908, Fritz Kraemer was the son a prosecutor and an heiress. A man of conservative instincts, with a veneration for history and culture and a devotion to his Lutheran faith, he acquired doctorates in economics and law. During the turbulent early 1930's he often joined in street battles against both black-shirted Nazis and Communist toughs, holding high the flag of the old Hohenzollern monarchy.
    In 1933, he left Germany to work as a legal adviser for the League of Nations in Rome, and he wrote eight books on international law. Having observed fascism in both Italy and Germany, he fled to the United States in 1939 on the eve of war.
    Once in the American Army, he cut an eccentric figure, habitually wearing a monocle and carrying a riding crop while speaking loudly in a strong German accent.
    At Camp Claiborne in Louisiana, his demeanor attracted the attention of Maj. Gen. Alexander R. Bolling, the commanding officer of the 84th Division, who assigned him to his headquarters."

    Walter Isaacson, a Kissinger biographer, said that Privates Kissinger and Kraemer first met at the camp, when Private Kraemer, speaking from his jeep, delivered a lecture on the philosophy of the Nazi state and the necessity of its defeat to men who had just finished a 10-mile march. The 20-year-old Private Kissinger was stirred and wrote Private Kraemer, saying: 'I heard you speak yesterday. This is how it should be done. Can I help you in any way?' ''

    Mr. Kraemer looked up the younger soldier and, impressed by his intelligence, gradually inspired and abetted him. As Mr. Isaacson wrote: ''Kraemer's patronage was to prove momentous. During the next three years, he would pluck Kissinger out of the infantry, secure him an assignment as a translator for General Bolling, get him chosen to administer the occupation of captured towns, ease his way into the Counter-Intelligence Corps, have him hired as a teacher at a military intelligence school in Germany and then convince him to go to Harvard. Kraemer is often described as 'the man who discovered Kissinger.' He thunders: 'My role was not discovering Kissinger! My role was getting Kissinger to discover himself.' '' ]

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/arbolling.htm
    GENERAL BOLLING DEAD; LED INTELLIGENCE
    Figured in Army-McCarthy Hearings – In 2 Wars
    COCO BEACH, Florida, June 3, 1964 – Lieutenant General Alexander R. Bolling, former Chief of Army Intelligence, who became a controversial figure during the Army-McCarthy hearings, died today at the Patrick Air Force Base Hospital. He was 68 years old.

    General Bolling ended his 38-year Army career in 1955 as commander of the Third Army. Later he became an executive of the Carling Brewing Company. He retired from that post in 1960.

    He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Josephine Moyer; a son, Lieutenant Colonel A. R. Bolling, Jr.; and two daughters, Josephine, wife of Brigadier General Roderick Wetherill, and Barbara, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Clarence L. Thomas, USA, retired.

    While General Bolling was head of Army Intelligence, a “secret” government document turn up, presented by the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy at a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

    The Wisconsin Republican was involved in a dispute with the Army in 1954. When the Senator offered in testimony a “letter” from J. Edgar Hoover, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to General Bolling, there was uproar about a breech of security, since the “letter” was clearly marked “secret.”

    According to Senator McCarthy, the “letter” proved that the Army had disregarded FBI security warning about various civilian employees at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Senator McCarthy said he had received the “letter” from a young Army Intelligence officer.

    Later testimony tended to show that the FBI “letter” was a part of a 15-page FBI secret document.

    Attorney General Herbert Brownell, also a Republican, later riled that Senator McCarthy had not been entitled to have a copy of the report and that anyone involved in the dissemination of the document could be prosecuted.

    The Senate later censured Senator McCarthy. The contents of the report were never disclosed.

    As Intelligence Chief, General Bolling was involved in a number of security cases. In 1952, General Robert W. Grow, then attached to the United States Embassy in Moscow, was convicted by an Army court-martial of improperly keeping a diary while serving in a maximum security area.

    The trial had stemmed from the supposed theft of the diary by a Soviet agent, and it was charged that General Grow’s personal comments had been a security risk.

    After the incident, General Bolling called for the reinstatement of wartime regulations against high-ranking officers’ maintaining diaries. However, he also praised General Grow and defended the policy of selecting high officers with excellent combat records to serve in diplomatic posts around the world.

    General Bolling, who was born in Philadelphia, entered the Army in 1917 as a Reserve Lieutenant. He served with the Fourth Infantry Regiment during five campaigns in France and won the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism.

    In later campaigns he also won the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

    During World War II, General Bolling commanded the 84th Infantry Division – known as the Railsplitters because of its Illinois background – and directed its operations from the Siegfried Line to the Elbe River. He often appeared at division reunions and spoke rousingly of its victories.

    After the war, the General was transferred to staff duty at the Pentagon and soon rose to Assistant Chief of Staff G-2 (Intelligence).

    By 1958 Hickey was in charge of the Net Evaluation Subcommittee that briefed Pres. Eisenhower and later Pres. Kennedy about nuclear war capabilities.

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/...130/SIOP-1.pdf
    Mr. Gray reminded the President [Eisenhower] and the Council that this
    was General Thomas' last appearance as Director of the Subcommittee
    Staff, and that his successor, General Thomas F. Hickey, was present
    this morning. Thereafter, Mr. Gray presented a recommendation in
    substantially the following language:
    "You will recall that the 1957 report involved a retaliatory attack confining itself to a primarily military target system. For 1950, the President directed that the exercise concern itself with the retaliatory objective of immediately
    analyzing the Russian nation, rather than concentrating on targets of a military character although not entirely ruling out particular military targets which the Subcommittee believed would significantly contribute to paralysis of the Russian nation."
    ...Secretary McElroy expressed his agreement to the action recommended by Mr. Gray and the President brought the meeting to a conclusion with an expression of warm congratulations to General Thomas and his associates and also a welcome to General Hickey who would be taking over henceforth from General Thomas. The National Security Council:
    a. Noted and discussed the Annual Report for 1958 of the Net Evaluation Subcommittee, pursuant to NSC 5816, as presented orally by the Director and other members of the Subcommittee Staff.
    "History records that the Money Changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." --James Madison

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    Very good article Bill - and great research aids and analysis Linda. Military men study old battles, strategies, wars and such in their War Colleges. They study things that have been done and repeated [in varients] since Ancient Rome and before. They learn what works and what does not and repeat the lessons learned. In Unconventional Warfare schools [such as thousands of covertops types have attended over the decades] they study the same as above plus the history of assassinations, covert ops and how to make them false-flag, leading and misleading the opponent and even those to be used in an operation, propaganda and disinformation, disguise, destruction of evidence and witnesses and on and on. It should come as no surprise that things repeat (with variations). It is seeing precisely these patterns that tips-off a good researcher. It is also no surprise that the same people are interconnected in many operations often and with persons they have worked with (or who worked with persons they have worked with, etc.) before. Peter Dale Scott's work, Joan Mellen's work and that of others on some similar patterns between Dallas and 911 - and the myriad of work on the similarities, parallels, even operlap of many [to most] covert ops are to be applauded. The problem that remains is that most in society do not read this, don't want to know it, and are fed counter-mythology [read: propaganda] to counter this sad and malignant historical reality. Just because we can't order a textbook in unconventional warfare 'tradecraft' from amazon, doesn't mean they don't exist, and are not used and taught from. We need our own Peace, Justice, REAL History 'schools' via internet, meetings, universities, elsewhere. This kind of nonsense has gone on far too long and gotten humankind to where we are today - hanging from the abyss by our fingernails. We have the analysis - do we have the courage to really take on the 'BEAST'? I'm preaching to the choir here, but ask this theoretically and to all who care about justice, accountability, peace and democracy.
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    Yes, great research Linda.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myra Bronstein View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by William Kelly View Post
    ...Valkyrie at Dealey Plaza - By Bill Kelly
    ...
    I guess I'm unconvinced.

    Hi Myra,

    Thanks for reading and responding.

    Among the nits I would pick:

    -I would think that any group of conspirators planning an assassination would learn from earlier assassination attempts, successful and unsuccessful. For example, de Gaulle escaped at least one attempt because he had a skilled driver who sped up to elude the shooters. I think it's likely that the planners in Dealey Plaza took that into account and it's not a coincidence that SS agent/limo driver Greer obligingly slowed (or stopped) the limo until the deed was done. That doesn't necessarily prove that the planners of the de Gaulle and JFK assassinations where therefore the same... although there probably was some overlap.

    Myra, I'm not comparing similarities between assassinations or assassination attempts, I noticed some of the same people in the Nazi plot and Dealey Plaza and wrote an article about it and now I learn that the CIA/DOD Task Force Alpha - responsible for both the maritime raids that are related to Dealey Plaza and the "contingency plan for a coup in Cuba" also STUDIED the Nazi plot to use against Castro. And there are a number of elements in the Nazi plot used at DP, so I believe they are related.

    -I don't believe that President Kennedy approved the Bayo/Pawley mission. In fact I'm under the impression that it was planned without his knowledge in order to, if successful, embarrass him.

    JFK approved a whole series of maritime attacks against Cuba aimed at critical economic infrastructure targets in April, 1963, which continued at an increasing pace up until the assassination. The Bayo/Pawley raid was not an officially approved CIA/DOD Task Force Alpha operation, but it was approved and ran by Ted Shackley at JMWAVE. There are hundreds of released documents that document Shackley's role before, during and after the operation.

    -Lamar Waldron seems like he has consistently served up propaganda of the "mob dunnit" flavor. So I don't see his work as a persuasive building block for theories.

    Lamar Waldon, I believe, learned about the "Contingecy Plans for a Coup in Cuba," realased under the JFK Act and filed under the Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS records, from Stu Wexler, who first recognized their signifiance. Waldron then published excerpts from these docs and made a big splash with them, trying to support his thesis that the Mafia hijacked one of the plots to kill Castro that had been devised under the coup contingency plans, and turne it around to kill JFK. I don't believe the Mafia were capable of hijacking anything, but that doesnt mean that the original docs, which include the fact that this group was studying the Nazi plot to use against Castro.

    I am currently writing a review of Legacy of Secrecy that will get into this.

    Just a few observations. FWIW.
    Thanks, but I think my thesis that those within this small Task Force Alpha, DOD and CIA people, utilized the Nazi Valkyrie plot blueprint in their planning for a coup in Cuba and redirected it to Dealey Plaza.

    BK

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    I've updated the Valkyrie at DP,
    Thanks to all who have commended, criticized and corrected aspects of it, as it is still a work in progress. Of all the plots to kill Castro, I think this is the one used at Dealey Plaza, and further research into the planning and development of this plot will support my contention.
    BK

    JFKcountercoup: Valkyrie At Dealey Plaza - Updated



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    Bill, this remains, in my estimation, your finest work. It is insightful, challenging, and in every sense the product of deep political research.

    Please provide a link to the updated version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Drago View Post
    Bill, this remains, in my estimation, your finest work. It is insightful, challenging, and in every sense the product of deep political research.

    Please provide a link to the updated version.
    JFKcountercoup: Valkyrie At Dealey Plaza - Updated
    "We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

    "We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl

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